US Army Corps of Engineers
Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

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About Interagency Support

~ Through deeds, not words, we are BUILDING STRONG® ~

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), through the Interagency and International Services (IIS) program, provides a multitude of professional services and technical products to non-Department of Defense federal agencies, state and local governments, tribal nations, private U.S. firms, international organizations, and foreign governments. USACE support can help meet your agency’s program challenges while avoiding duplication of federal capabilities. Under the IIS program, non-Department of Defense agencies are able to access unique support capabilities including regional and national experts from USACE laboratories and technical centers of expertise.

Where We Are

USACE carries out missions across the nation and around the world with 9 regional division offices, 45 local districts, 6 diverse research laboratories and over 60 technical centers of expertise. The division and district boundaries are primarily separated by watersheds across state boundaries. 

The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) covers all or portions of 17 states, an area of 355,300 square miles, serving more than 58 million people. Using ISO 9000 (International Organization for Standardization) certified Project Management Business Processes, we operate as a Regional Business Center where expertise and experience is shared to serve our customers. The region includes seven districts located in Buffalo, Chicago, Detroit, Huntington, Louisville, Nashville, and Pittsburgh. Although the districts operate within their area of responsibility, each district has the ability to reach out to other LRD and USACE districts, centers of expertise and research laboratories to meet your mission needs.

Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

What We Do

We have a number of technical and process capabilities available to our federal, state, and local partners. We are committed to working with you to fully understand your needs and in turn, propose the appropriate professional service and technical product to meet your project objectives and requirements. Below is a list of just a few of the services available to meet those needs.  

  • Design and Construction
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Engineering and other Scientific Disciplines
  • Environmental Services/Hazardous and Toxic Waste Remediation
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Planning
  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Program and Project Management
  • Real Estate
  • Research and Development & Technology Transfer
  • Water Resources

LRD utilizes the talents of in-house staff as well as the private sector to accomplish tasks for other agencies. We have the flexibility to assemble the best possible teams to serve the public interest and specific requirements of our IIS partners. The assistance provided can vary from highly specific technical advice, to detailed planning and design documents, to complete program management services.  

In order to provide the best possible services for your agency, LRD has a wide range of in-house registered professionals – Project Management Professionals, Licensed Professional Engineers, Certified Energy Managers, Certified Wildlife Biologists, Value Engineers, and many more. We also have the ability to access our technical centers of expertise, research laboratories and other divisions nationwide for additional capabilities. 

What We Bring

USACE supports federal, state, and local partners by complementing their capabilities in the delivery of quality products and services. USACE may even be considered an extension of the staff, often addressing issues that may arise with inherently governmental functions associated with contract acquisitions and/or contractor oversight.

In addition, USACE has the following unique competencies to aid in the delivery of your mission:

  • Provide life cycle project management and related services with a full range of in-house multi-disciplinary capabilities
  • Leverage the resources of multiple partners to provide regionally coordinated solutions to challenges
  • Respond quickly to wide ranging needs throughout the world with flexible staffing, diverse technical capabilities and contracting tools
  • Assemble expandable, multidisciplinary technical teams by leveraging assets and capabilities of other agencies
  • A proven track record of engineering excellence and recognized centers of expertise